Fairmont Continues It Expansion In China


Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai.

Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently released its plans for its luxury hotel in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province. As part of its continuous expansion efforts in China, Fairmont Wuhan is scheduled to open in 2017.

Fairmont’s first luxury hotel in Wuhan will feature 350 rooms and suites, four dining outlets, approximately 2,500m² of event space, a fitness centre, Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa concept, and swimming pool.

As the most populous city in Central China, “Wuhan’s position as a base for industry, as well as being the financial, educational and transportation hub of central China, makes it an ideal location to develop a luxury hotel,” said Jennifer Fox, president of Fairmont Raffles Hotels (FRHI) International.

The new hotel will be part of the city’s new 7.41km² Wuhan CBD area, which will also feature office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities.

Currently, four operations are in the portfolio of the Canadian-based luxury hotels and resorts in China: Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Kunshan’s Fairmont Yangcheng Lake and Fairmont Nanjing. In addition to the Wuhan property, the company also plans to open new hotels in Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Suzhou and Taiyuan over the next three years.